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The Harris County District Attorney’s Office strives to assist media professionals in their mission to inform the public.  We are dedicated to transparency and fairness. 


If you have a request for an interview or related news assistance, please send an email to mediarequest@dao.hctx.net.  If you would like to be added to our news media contact list, to be sent press releases and news advisories, also contact mediarequest@dao.hctx.net


Sending an email ensures that multiple persons will see your request, and greatly expedites our ability to help you get the information you need in a timely manner.


When submitting a request, please include the following:

  • Your first name and last name
  • Your media company
  • Your cell phone
  • Your request:  If you are asking about a specific case, please include the full name of the defendant, as well as other identifiers such as the defendant’s DOB, SPN number or Harris County case number.
  • Your deadline 
  • Your needs: Phone interview, on camera interview, written comment, etc.


    We handle requests in a first come, first served manner and will make every effort to get back with you as soon as possible.

    Please note that court documents can be obtained free of charge by signing up at the Harris County District Clerk’s web site.  http://www.hcdistrictclerk.com/Common/Default.aspx 



Mug shots for persons whose cases are pending can be requested directly from the media relations departments of law-enforcement agencies.  


Houston Police http://www.houstontx.gov/police/news.htm


Harris County Sheriff’s Office, http://www.harriscountyso.org/AboutUs/ContactUs/newsroom.aspx


Please follow us on Twitter at #HARRISCOUNTYDAO and Facebook at Kim K Ogg. News advisories and press releases will also be posted on this web page.